Jessica’s Colorful Coaster Critters Inspiration!

We have reached the last weekend for our sunshiny Summertime Fun challenge! You still have time to enter your projects for this challenge, click HERE to visit the Challenge 104 post. The gallery will be open to add your entries until Sunday, July 18th at 11:59PM ET.

Good morning!  Jess here with a card for our current challenge: Summertime Fun!  One of my favorite summer pastimes is going to amusement parks so I used that as inspiration for today’s card!

To start I tore the middle of a piece of copy paper into a loose circle shape and temporarily adhered it to a panel of Strathmore Bristol smooth cardstock.  Then I lightly blended distress inks over the panel to create a faux watercolor look.  I used picked raspberry, festive berries, dried marigold, squeezed lemonade, twisted citron, peacock feathers, blueprint sketch, and wilted violet.  Once I was done, I blended the edges of another panel of cardstock with the same inks.

Then I stamped images from Coaster Critters onto white cardstock and colored them with Copic markers before die-cutting them with the coordinating dies.  I also stamped and heat-embossed a sentiment from Coaster Critters onto Black Licorice cardstock with white embossing powder.  I adhered my roller coaster and critters onto my background and added my sentiment.  I trimmed the panel down to 3 3/4” by 5” and matted it onto my rainbow panel which was cut to 3 7/8” by 5 1/8”.  Finally, I adhered that to a white card base and added a few white gel pen accents to finish the card!

And that’s it!  You one more weekend to get crafty and I can’t wait to see your version of summertime fun! 
Thanks so much for stopping by and have an amazing weekend!

Thanks so much for this beautiful inspiration, Jessica!


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